Prof Aoife Lowery joined the MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme (CSFP) in 2008. She undertook her PhD in NUI Galway under the supervision of Professor Professor Michael J Kerin and Dr Nicola Miller on ‘Analysis of MicroRNA Expression and Function in Human Breast Cancer’.
This was followed by a fellowship in Marseille, France and a Consultant position in Limerick. Prof. Aoife Lowery is now an Associate Professor and Consultant Surgeon at NUI Galway and Galway University Hospital.
In this video, Prof Lowery discusses her participation in the Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme, and in particular the value of the structured training element as well as the collaborative aspects of the programme in facilitating PhD research and clinician scientist career development.
Further information on all CSFP Alumni is available here: https://www.crdi.ie/resources/mmi-alumni/mmi-csfp-alumni/
About the Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme (CSFP)
Funded under PRTLI Cycle 4 in 2008, 22 medical graduates undertook PhD studies in five academic institutions as MMI Clinician Scientist Fellows. The CSFP is a structured PhD programme which has trained this key group of clinician scientists to graduate with the unique and specialised knowledge essential to fulfil Ireland’s research needs in translational medicine.
Further information on the CSFP can be found at the below link:
The MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme is funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) Cycle 4 and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).